NATIONAL PARK MOUNTAIN VILLAGES

EXPLORING GRANITE GIANTS AND GREEN VALLEYS

6 DAYS | FLEX-GUIDED | MODERATE |  FROM €550

The perfect place for your  walking holidays away from the big cities. Peneda-Gerês is the only Portuguese National Park, located on the Northern Portugal. The landscape diversity and the unique rural heritage make this remote mountainous park a great destination to explore step by step. Iberian wolf territory, transhumance villages, granite massifs, pilgrim footpaths, wild rivers are some highlights that you can find on your Peneda-Gerês.

ITINERARY

DAY 1 PENEDA GEREÊS NATIONAL PARK | CASTRO LABOREIRO

Meet with a member of our team for a briefing and a short introduction walk.

Overnight Castro Laboreiro

DAY 2  LABOREIRO VALLEY

The landscape diversity and the cultural richness are some highlights of the day. Initially following Mountain trails and after the old transhumance paths, this is the perfect walk to introduce the mountain lifestyle at Peneda-Gerês National Park.  If the weather allows why not go for a swim at the natural river lagoons.

Overnight Castro Laboreiro

DAY 3 PENEDA MOUNTAIN

Embark on a journey through the magnificent Peneda Mountain. Follow the old shepherd trails and centenary pilgrim footpaths and explore this amazing granite landscape. Discover the Iberian Wolf territory and explore the rural heritage associated to the transhumance.

Overnight Soajo 

DAY 4  GERMIL

Our local guide will join you for the day walk. The mountain village of Germil is the starting point of the day at Serra Amarela. Using the old stone paths you will travel back in time, while crossing the village narrow streets in direction to the mountain. The amazing view over the Lima Valley and the ancient wolf trap are some walk highlights.

Overnight Campo do Gerês

DAY 5 CAMPO DO GERÊS AND MATA ALBERGARIA 

Another day another landscape at one of the most undisturbed natural areas of the National Park. Surrounded by one of the most beautiful landscapes over Vilarinho da Furna and Albergaria forest.

Overnight Campo do Gerês

DAY 6 DEPARTURE 

*Want to do some coastal walks? Talk with us!

 

How does this trip benefit the destination?

This tour was designed by our local guides, Isabel and Marina. The accommodations and restaurants that we use are a small scale and usually family-run businesses. All transfers are operated by a local company.

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • Team meet & Greet
  • Tailor made Route Notes
  • Private guide tour local guide
  • GPS tracks and topographic maps
  • B&B Country Cottage and hotel

  • 24/7 phone support

  • Private transfers eco-driver

  • Luggage transfers

  • Entrance fees

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Granite mountain landscapes

  • Unique rural heritage

  • Cultural diversity

  • Iberian Wolf territory

  • Wild rivers

  • Border castles

  • Gastronomy

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